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Black Ice Dangers

We are seeing some sunshine outside today, as the area tries to recover from this latest winter storm.

However, it's important to remember, a lot of roads remain snow and ice covered.

In Asheville, road crews have shifted their focus to secondary and neighborhood roads. 

Many businesses opened later, a lot of area schools cancelled again, all because secondary and back roads roads are still, at this point, really a risk.

Wynn Ellinger, west Asheville, "Haywood's alright but all the side roads are really bad, just by when they scraped them, there's just like a nice sheet of ice."

Of course, aside from the roads, the dig out has officially begun today.

Businesses are carving their parking lots back out again, you turn off onto any side street and you're still going to find cars buried in snow, yet to be hit with a shovel or scraper.

One tip this morning, a lot of businesses, even grocery stores, have still heaps of snow in the parking lots.

If you don't have four wheel or all wheel drive, you may want to throw a shovel in the trunk because it's the place really we've been noticing that you could still really get stuck.

In Hendersonville, road crews have pushed most of Wednesday's big snowfall off the roads.

Whatever was left became a sheet of black ice after temperatures dropped below freezing last night.

The melted slush turned to something resembling concrete after the temperatures dropped below freezing.

Diane Bowden, newspaper carrier, "I have a paper route, and I go from Kanuga out to Etowah, and that's why I'm doing it during the day, because of the black ice and the snow, it's not getting scraped and stuff."

And there's a possibility it could happen again tonight as some parts of the mountains could receive some sleet or freezing rain.

 



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